Mixed Groups

Cultivate Gratitude
Spring is a great time to notice the abundance of life and blessing everywhere! Come join a new book group with discussion and simple exercises that will increase your gratitude consciousness. Sometimes it can be easy to get caught in the habit of “seeking” rather than finding. Holly W. Whitcomb’s new Christian book, “The Practice of Finding: How Gratitude Leads the Way to Enough” teaches us how to slow down, find and savor what’s right in front of us everyday. We will also incorporate a simple daily gratitude practice, and share our reflections along the way. Come feel the benefits of mindful gratitude! All ages are welcome. 
Friday mornings, May 3, 10, 17, and 24 – 10:00-11;15am

For questions or childcare requests, please contact Sue Monson-White at monsonwhite@gmail.com. 
Childcare is available upon request, $5 per family.


 “Holy Envy”, by Barbara Brown Taylor
Please join us for the Pastor’s Book Study on Thursday afternoons in May from 1:00 – 2:30 in the Fireside Room as we read and discuss Barbara brown Taylor’s new book “Holy Envy.” Now a retired Episcopal Priest and College Professor, Taylor is an internationally known author and speaker. Her new book is describes as: The renowned and beloved New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world’s religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations. Join us as we discover with Barbara Brown Taylor what other world religions offer beginning May 2nd.
Tuesday Bible Study News    
The Tuesday Bible study will begin a new study on March 26, we will study the book of Hebrews. Hebrews is an incredible book written to the Jews who were evaluating Jesus and struggling with this new faith. It talks about how the old Judiasm and the new Christianity are both religions reveled by God but Christianity surpasses Judiasm.  It encourages us to follow Christ, to hold on to our faith and to look forward to Christ’s return.

On Tuesday April 16, we will break from Hebrews to view the DVD “The True Easter Story-The Promise Kept”. The DVD discusses the true depth of the Easter story as it begins 2000 years earlier with a promise between Abraham and Almighty God. On April 23 we will continue our discussion of Hebrews. This Bible Study is open to all who are interested in better understanding Scripture. We meet on Tuesdays at 9:15 am at Westview Acres and again at 7:00 pm at Faith. Choose the time that best suits your schedule. For more information or if you just have questions contact Mary Westlund at westlund.mary@gmail.com or 952 657-2239.

Day /Times:  Tuesdays/ 9:15 am Westview Acres, Fireside Room – OR – 7:00 pm Faith Lutheran, Fireside Room Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Mary Westlund @  HERE  or (952) 657-2239.